3 Direct Benefits of Using Social Media for Scientists

In my latest post on Signals, “How Online Outreach Adds Value to Scientific Research“, I start by tackling the question of why more than 50% of scientists don’t engage in online outreach at all. I then outline the benefits of using social media for scientists, focusing in particula... The post 3 Direct Benefits of Using Social Media for Scientists appeared first on Funded Science.

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Funded Science Q&A – Matthias Piesche on Crowdfunding Cancer Research

  This post presents an interview with Dr. Matthias Piesche, a Denmark-based biomedical scientist who is currently crowdfunding a cancer research project that could lead to new immunotherapies for melanoma and other types of cancer. Oncology is one of the hottest areas for science crowdfunding,... The post Funded Science Q&A – Matthias Piesche on Crowdfunding Cancer Research appeared first on Funded Science.

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Funded Science Roundup #2: Venture Finance and Crowdfunding in Biotech

Venture Finance in Biotech Venture-Backed Biotech Today: Reflections On Exits, Funding, and Startup Formation – Insightful overview of the current state of venture funding in biotech. A key take-away: there’s more money flowing into the sector, but it’s not funding any more early-s... The post Funded Science Roundup #2: Venture Finance and Crowdfunding in Biotech appeared first on Funded Science.

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List of Crowdfunding Platforms for Scientific Research

I’ve updated the Funded Science list of crowdfunding platforms for scientific research. Interestingly, health-related portals dominate the list, with over 50% of platforms focusing on drug and/or medical device development. Portals will be added to the list as they come online. Please let me k... The post List of Crowdfunding Platforms for Scientific Research appeared first on Funded Science.

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Will Wealthy Donors Rescue Underfunded Science?

  When the Ice Bucket Challenge went viral this summer, the ALS Association raised $100 million from more than 3 million donors in only one month. More than $20 million of this windfall has already been allocated to fund medical research into new treatments for ALS. The jaw-dropping success of ... The post Will Wealthy Donors Rescue Underfunded Science? appeared first on Funded Science.

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